Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle
Premier League leaders Liverpool shrugged off an early scare to sweep past Newcastle and maintain their 100% start to the season with another dominant attacking display.
Sadio Mane was again their go-to man, scoring twice in the first half after Jetro Willems’ fine first goal for Newcastle had given Steve Bruce’s side a shock early lead.
Mohamed Salah added a third after the break, with the third member of Liverpool’s attacking trinity Roberto Firmino providing two brilliant assists and stealing the show with a superb performance from the bench.
The Reds have now won 14 league games in a row in a run that stretches back to a draw at Everton in March – the joint third-best winning run in English top-flight history – and go five points clear at the top after second-placed Manchester City lost to Norwich in the evening game.
Newcastle never threatened to build on their surprise lead – which came via their only shot on target all day – and could not get near the European champions for large periods of a one-sided game.
They drop to 17th place, a point above the bottom three.